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image SM 5/1/8

Reference number

SM 5/1/8

Purpose

[12] Design No. 1 for addition of porch and breakfast room

Aspect

Plan with alterations to Mr Peters' room, addition of porch and breakfast room and (feint pencil) amendments to porch and breakfast room

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Henry Peters Esqr Betchworth Castle, No 1, Plan of the proposed Alterations, labelled Mr Peters Room, Lobby (twice), Mr Peters / Dressing Room, Hall, Porch and 23':o" by 19':6"

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields April 30 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and red washes with double ruled and wash border on laid paper with three fold marks (292 x 476)

Hand

Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.

Watermark

Crowned cartouche with fleur de lis and below, GR

Notes

By this stage some work had been done on the house so that the kitchen has been replaced by Mr Peters' room and the curved wall with fireplace (see drawings [6-7]) had been built; in drawings [8-9] new windows are to be installed and in scheme No.1, there is to be a re-facing of two small areas of internal wall. The porch is the same in both drawings. In design No.1, the room between lobby and breakfast room is vaulted but not in design in Design No.2.
For the breakfast room, the plan form is the same, though the fenestration differs and design No.2 has twin buttresses; the chimneypiece is differently located.

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